released 09 November 2010
“One Less Heartless To Fear” was recorded live in Louisville, Kentucky at Skull Alley on June 19th, 2009 - except for “Axons” & “Half A House” which were recorded live at the O-Nest in Tokyo, Japan on April 2nd, 2006.
Louisville multi-track recording engineered by Brian Lueken. Brian coordinates mobile recording projects through www.coincidentpair.com
. Louisville live sound engineered by Kevin Ratterman. Tokyo stereo recording and live sound engineered by Tim Iseler of Chicago, Illinois. Mixed June 10th & 11th, 2010 at The Funeral Home in Louisville by Kevin, Brian & Shipping News [except J___ ]. Mastered by Kevin at The Funeral Home. Vinyl LP plated by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service.
Artwork by Dan McCarthy. To see more of his excellent work visit: www.danmccarthy.org
Layout by Shipping News. Letterpress LP and CD Covers printed by Dexterity Press / Jeff Mueller, currently of some damn Yankee town. www.dexteritypress.com
Thank You, Gentlemen.
Shipping News consists of four Live Humans: Jeff Mueller plays electric guitar and vocalizes on “Axons” & “Bad Eve”. Jason Noble plays electric guitar and vocalizes on the rest except “Half A House”. He labors under the false belief that this is jazz. Kyle Crabtree plays drums, though at times it seems the drums are playing him. Todd Cook plays three different electric bass guitars on this recording, though only two by choice. Fuck You to thieves in San Antonio, Texas.
In Louisville it was our pleasure to share a very warm Ohio River Valley evening with: Tints (from Louisville, Kentucky), Bear Claw (from Chicago, Illinois) & Three Second Kiss (from Bologna, Italy). A fine show by anyone’s measure. Part of the Skull Alley First Anniversary weekend. www.skullalley.net
In Tokyo it was our pleasure to share a rainy, Blade Runner-esque evening with: Fort Wayne and Z (from Tokyo, Japan). An astonishing experience by our measure. Heartfelt thanks and hello(!) to our traveling companions in Japan: Shino, Yoshi, Takeshi and Tim Iseler. Also to Massimo, Sacha & Sergio, our brothers in Three Second Kiss. Also to you, faithful reader.
Thank You also to: Corey Rusk and Quarterstick Records, Burn to Shine film crew, Lisa Crabtree, Kerri Sancomb, Leo Mueller, Kristin Furnish, Miranda Lange / PMA, Our Parents, The Family at the East Kentucky Family Compound, Alex Cosby & Sharon Sayger, Ivory Clearwater, Dave Pajo, Mono, Bellini, Chris, Jessie & Ewan Higdon, Ron Jasin, Cory Rayborn at Three Lobed Recordings, Brandon Skipworth, Nathan Smallwood, Noise Pollution, Bob Weston, Andrew Nicolaou, Adam Reach, The Poison Arrows,Carrot Top Records, Mat Herron, Joe Seidt, Karate Body, Frederic d’Herouville, Ruminance, Julien Fernandez, AfricanTape, ear X-tacy records, Erik Carter at Uncle Booking, Adam, Val, Drake and Vy, File 13, Rachel’s, Simon, Lethia & Zinnia Furnish, Parlour, King’s Daughters & Sons, The Young Scamels, MDACC, CBC, Dan McCarthy, Kevin Ratterman, Tim Iseler, Brian Lueken, Primavera Sound, President Barack Obama, Alan Moore, China Miéville, J.G. Ballard, Friday Night Soundclash, Matt Anthony, Jamie, Allyson, Skull Alley and all who have offered assistance.
For Tony Bailey.